Feb 25, 2021
Sinderpal Singh
RSIS
Diplomatic bonds between India and South Asia have strengthened amid China’s increasingly assertive behavior. However, disagreement over the nature of the emerging regional security architecture threatens to jeopardize the Indo-Pacific relationship.
Feb 23, 2021
Eyal Propper
INSS
China has offered to convene Parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to discuss possible U.S. re-entry. China could leverage this to cooperate with the United States on shared issues in exchange for maintaining China’s core interests.
Feb 23, 2021
Priyal Singh 
ISS
South Africa can incorporate lessons from its recent term on the UN Security Council to maintain multilateral and regional leadership roles and champion an African-centered strategy that promotes collective peace and security.
Feb 22, 2021
Angelo Federico Arcelli and Giovanni Tria
CIGI
Debates about the role of the U.S. dollar, the necessity of a new international agreement, and a new monetary order have resurfaced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Can a new system accommodate globalization, technology, and a changing geo-economic framework
Feb 19, 2021
Dhruva Jaishankar 
ORF
The finalization of the China-EU Comprehensive Agreement on Investment signals lasting transatlantic divisions following the Trump administration. Can the Biden administration work with the EU to address China’s concerning economic practices?
Feb 16, 2021
Claire Young
Lowy Institute
The Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) serves Australia’s interests and upholds science-driven norms while dampening China’s efforts to access Western technology and exploit fisheries. Countries should safeguard the ATS amid rising geopolitical competition.
Feb 16, 2021
Delphine Halgand-Mishra
CIGI
In light of conspiracy theories rising during the pandemic, this report provides reform recommendations to platforms to help define democratic oversight and fight disinformation. Can platforms act before governments are able to?
Feb 16, 2021
Annegret Bendiek and Matthias C. Kettemann
SWP
While the European Union’s strategy on cybersecurity strengthens Europe’s technological and digital sovereignty, additional measures are needed to develop European cyber diplomacy that upholds strategic openness and protects the digital-single market.
Feb 16, 2021
Nigel Inkster 
IISS
In Beijing’s view, the East is rising while the West is declining. U.S. democracy appears weak compared to the Chinese governance system due to domestic issues, including the COVID-19 response. China is ready to defend its interests and its power.
Feb 14, 2021
Susanne Dröge and Tessa-Sophie Schrader
SWP
The pandemic set back the 2020 climate change agenda. Although the United States, China, and the European Union will drive the 2021 climate change agenda, they are also competitors. Can the EU strengthen multilateralism to meet the Paris Agreement?